C.A. Hay

Llangollen Bridge, Wales (early 19th century)

Pen, ink and monochrome watercolour

8 x 12 cm


Llangollen Bridge is built across the River Dee at the North end of the high street of Llangollen in the county of Denbigshire in Wales. The Bridge is listed as one of the seven wonders of Wales and is Grade I listed. There has been a bridge across the Dee at Llangollen since at least 1284. Some historians believe that the bridge was constructed in the 1540s; there is evidence of sepulchral slabs within the bridge’s masonry, indicating that it was rebuilt following the dissolution of Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries.

We also have in stock an en-suite watercolour of the nearby Valle Crucis abbey, from which some of the bridge’s stone might have been taken.

Condition: Generally very good. Signed lower right.